This week, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, announced that he will resign from his position in one month. In his resignation letter to FDA colleagues, he expressed, “There's perhaps nothing that could pull me away from this role other than the challenge of being apart from my family for these past two years and missing my wife and three young children.”
Dr. Gottlieb previously served as deputy commissioner for medical and scientific affairs at the FDA, as well as senior policy advisor to the administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), where he worked on implementation of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act and the Medicare Part D drug benefit.
No successor has been named. We will keep you updated.